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Arrest Kanimozhi, cancel Kalaignar TV's license: Jayalalithaa

Chennai, Mon, 25 Apr 2011 ANI

Chennai/New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): With the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) naming Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi' s daughter and DMK MP Kanimozhi as a co-conspirator in its supplementary chargesheet in the 2G scam case, AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa on Monday demanded that she should be arrested for her alleged role in the case.


"Second chargesheet indicates kickbacks being paid in 2G case. Surprising that Dayalu Ammal is not named in second chargesheet. Kalaignar TV's license should be cancelled immediately. Kanimozhi should be arrested after second chargesheet. Rs 214 crore paid by Balwa was a clear bribe to Karunanidhi," said Jayalaithaa in a press statement.


Kanimozhi, who also been accused of accepting a bribe, has reportedly been asked to appear in the Delhi court trying the 2G case on May 6.


However, Karunanidhi's wife, Dayalu Ammal, does not feature in the new chargesheet filed by the CBI in a Delhi court today.


Others, who have been chargesheeted along with Kanimozhi, are Kalaignar TV Managing Director Sharad Kumar, Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa's cousin Asif Balwa, Rajeev Agarwal-Directors of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd, and Karim Murani of Cineyug Films (Pvt) Ltd.


Kanimozhi has been charged with section 7 and 11 of the Prevention of Corruption Act. The chargesheet said the investigation into the case disclosed that money had travelled from DB Realty to Kalaignar TV.


The CBI had earlier told the court that Rs 200 crore connected with the 2G spectrum scam had travelled from a partnership firm of Swan Telecom Promoter Shahid Usman Balwa to Kalaignar TV Pvt Ltd.


The agency had said the money travelled through a "circuitous route" through Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd, a DB group company and Cineyug Films Pvt Ltd.


A Raja, former Telecom Secretary Siddhartha Behura, Raja's personal secretary R K Chandolia and Shahid Usman Balwa are already in judicial custodyt.


All the accused have been booked under sections 120(B) (criminal conspiracy), 468 (Forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document or electronic record), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) and 109 (abetment if the act abetted is committed in consequence, and where no express provision is made for its punishment) of the Indian Penal Code.


Raja was forced to resign from the Union Cabinet last year after the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) faulted him for undervaluing spectrum to favour companies who were largely ineligible for 2G spectrum, and added that the government had probably lost Rs.1.76 lakh crore in estimated revenue. (ANI)


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